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What foods or supplements can help with muscle cramps?

I have had my wonderful NutriBullet for two weeks now and I simply love it! I have raved on about it to my parents and they have just bought one!!! My father and I both have asthma and use an inhaler. The inhaler's great for managing asthma, but one of its side-effects is causing muscle cramp. I get cramp quite badly in my feet, hands and legs. So, my question is what foods/supplements can I use in my blasts to help stop muscle cramps? Any ideas/suggestions would be very welcome.

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5 years ago

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Without knowing much about your diet or lifestyle or how long they have been going on or medications you may be taking I can only make general suggestions. Most muscle cramps are caused from a lack of magnesium in the diet. Next would be potassium and then sodium if you are an athlete or sweat profusely. Also the lack of water, being dehydrated can cause muscle cramping. Coconut water is a great source of magnesium and potassium. Rice bran, pumpkin seeds, raw cocoa, black strap molasses, dark chocolate, leafy greens, beans and nuts and seeds are very good sources of these minerals. You can supplement with additional 250 to 500 mgs per day of magnesium to get you over the hump until your diet can take care of it. The DRI for magnesium is 400 mgs per day however realistically most people need twice that amount.I would not supplement with extra potassium unless advised to by your doctor.

5 years ago

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